After it was touch-and-go for a while as to whether John DiMaggio, who voices Bender, would be returning for the recently announced 'Futurama' revival, it seems that #Bendergate has come to an end.

When the line-up for the 'Futurama' revival, which debuts on Hulu next year, was initially announced, John DiMaggio's name was notably missing from the cast line-up.

All the other original voice cast members were confirmed, including Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman.

John DiMaggio told fans on Twitter that he was in talks over salary, writing: "I don’t think that only I deserve to be paid more. I think the entire cast does.

"Negotiations are a natural part of working in show business. Everyone has a different strategy and different boundaries. Their "price." Some accept offers, some hold their ground."

After this it emerged that Hulu and 20th Television Animation went out to West, Sagal, and DiMaggio at the same time last year to begin negotiations.

While West and Sagal accepted their offers, John DiMaggio's team didn't, arguing that the payout is not competitive to the market or the legacy of 'Futurama'.

Fortunately, EW now reports that the standoff between the voice actor and studio has ended as DiMaggio has agreed to join the cast.

"I'M BACK, BABY! So damn grateful for the love and support of fans and colleagues alike during this whole time (especially my wife, Kate), and I cannot wait to get back to work with my Futurama family," DiMaggio said in a statement.

"#Bendergate is officially over, so put it on the back of a shelf behind Xmas decorations, or maybe in that kitchen drawer with all of the other crap you put in there like old unusable crazy glue, or maybe even put it in a jar you save farts in.

"Whatever floats your boat, I don't care, you get the picture. I'M BACK, BABY! BITE MY SHINY METAL ASS!"

Original show creators, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, who are also returning to the revival, released their own statements on DiMaggio's return.

Groening said: "From the moment John DiMaggio auditioned last century, we knew we had our Bender.

"So congrats to everyone at 'Futurama'. We're all back, baby!"

Cohen added: "John DiMaggio may be a great robot, but he's also a great human being. Not many people or machines can say that.

"For the fourth time, it's a once-in-a-lifetime thrill to be back with our entire original cast and the phenomenal animators of Rough Draft Studios!"

'Futurama' is set to premiere in 2023 on Hulu.